Another open forum for people just to chat if they want on whatever they want. A few questions to start,
This painting is a breakfast piece by Australian painter Herbert Badham. It features the painter’s wife.
I have spoken of Badham before. I wondered what your favourite art was? Why does it appeal? How do we use or interpret art?
The Indonesian elections take place this Wednesday. Early Australian voting took place this weekend. This is the Lowy Institute blog take on the elections.
I wondered what your take was on the elections. There has been more coverage this time in the Australian media, with ABC 24 running an election special Wednesday night.
AC has been visiting in Florence - I lived in a palazzo ! What’s your favourite European city? Why is there such a love affair with Europe at the present time, especially among the young?
Just some starters.
We socialize girls to take turns, listen more carefully
Couldn't help thinking of LE's quite eloquent comment a couple of posts ago - and I don't find it in any way emasculating to say that I think the article is worth a read.
For mine, I somehow felt 'my future' was more reliable, secure, in my daughter's endeavours. And it has proven so. (I think there is a valid reason why young males are often referred to as 'dickheads')
You said this was an open post.
First of all, kvd, this is indeed an open post!
We are all influenced by our immediate environment. I have rarely seen the behaviour talked about in that article outside certain very macho environments such as sales or some IT areas, although I know that it happens.
It would be interesting to hear from women who have experienced such behaviour to know the social context.
That was a serious question of mine. I grew up in a slightly unusual world, then went particular paths that did not give me a lot of exposure to this type of thing. I suspect that LE could give me examples from law. So just to educate me, what are the exact environments in which this type of thing was experienced?
Evan loves Matisse’s swimming pool. What do you think?
On Badham. Michael O’Rourke introduced us to James Mcauley’s At Rushy Lagoon because Badham was “a world of sense and use” Like the poem!